Help! I think my email account was hacked!
What to do when you think someone else might have access to your Google account.
You're not alone.
As we move into an increasingly technology-dependent era, unfortunately, "hacked" email accounts have become increasingly more common. If you think you've been affected, don't worry, you're not alone.
The most common way of hacking your email account is called phishing, or "the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers." Unfortunately, with so many employees, the district experiences several phishing attacks each year, so it's important for all employees to know how to identify the problem and what steps need to be taken to rectify it.
An example of a phishing email is shown in the image next to this text.
Please note: This guide will focus on identifying phishing scams, how to protect yourself if you've been affected and how to prevent it from happening in the future. If you think you've been affected in a different manner than phishing, please contact the Help Desk at x20044.